The Fiesta Committee would like to extend an invitation to all members of our parish to join in the parade as we celebrate the 86th Fiesta Mexicana.
REGISTRATION is being gathered via the online form, downloading the form and sending to the parish office, located at: 134 NE Lake, Topeka KS, 66616. This helps provide better communication with entrants, parade hosts and Shawnee County Emergency Management (SCEM). This allows us to inform you of upcoming parades and forward updates as changes arise. At the parade lineup, SCEM will scan the license of the driver of the float. The information you provide, especially your driver’s license, is not shared with outside entities except for the purpose of assisting in case of a Mass Casualty Emergency. The information is NOT processed under scrutiny by law enforcement. It allows us to have a database of contacts in case of emergency and also assists SCEM perform practice drills in case they are ever faced with a mass casualty situation, affording them additional grant funding through FEMA. We appreciate your cooperation. If you are uncomfortable providing the complete information, you will need to have another person drive. Refusing to allow your license to be scanned will prevent your float from being in the parade.
All entries for the Fiesta Parade are encouraged to have fiesta-related decorations. The use of confetti is strictly prohibited by the City of Topeka and Downtown Topeka, Inc.
Candy and Handouts:
Throwing candy from vehicles or floats along the parade route is prohibited. This creates a very dangerous situation for youngsters running into the middle of parade entries and vehicles, or reaching their hand out under vehicles. Walkers must distribute candy or novelty items curbside, in a safe manner, no throwing allowed! If you are caught throwing candy, you may be asked to leave the parade. All candy must be given out in its original wrapper.
There will be no advertising that mentions politicians, political parties, or politically affiliated organizations. This is an event that celebrates our Mexican culture, and not our political beliefs. All vehicles must comply with all applicable laws and be operated by licensed drivers. In order to help maintain a smooth lineup, entrants must be registered spot in the parade by the parade lineup time. If your entry has more than one float, the best way to ensure you are in order is to arrive at the same time. If you do not, the parade volunteers cannot guarantee you will be near them, and will not save space for you to do so. The parade committee also reserves the right to refuse entry to any entrant that does not comply with these rules.
The Fiesta Mexicana Committee is asking each entry to submit non-perishable item(s) in place of entry fee. Items collected will be donated to the local food bank.
Click here to go to the online registration page. You can also register via email by sending an email to Ramon Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 785-806-3223.